First, let’s cover an adjective the way most of us learned it in school.
All About Adjectives
An adjective is a word that describes a noun. There are two kinds of adjectives: attributive and predicative.
The attributive stands next to a noun and describes it. The usual place of the adjective is in front of the noun.
Example: The black cat climbed a tree.
Sometimes, for dramatic effect, the adjective can come after the noun.
Example: This is the jungle dark.
The predicative is when a verb separates it from the noun or pronoun it describes.
- The crowd was happy.
- The driver was furious.
- This bread tastes stale.
Types Of Adjectives
- qualitative: good, French
- possessive: my, your, their
- relative and interrogative: which, what, whatever
- numeral: one, two, second
- indefinite: some, any, much
- demonstrative: this, that, the
Top Tip: Do not use too many adjectives in your writing. Choose nouns that do most of the work for you.
Until next time,